Night Of The Joaquin Dead

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Night Of The Joaquin Dead

Postby Mean Scenester » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:01 pm

Anybody see Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman last night?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1xK6xz8d9Q

He acted like a sullen teen who couldn't be rousted from his nihilistic revery to answer a few boilerplate questions. The gum chewing was a nice touch. And nothing telegraphs "substance abuse" like showing up to a talk show in shades.

I swear, not since the infamous Crispin Glover incident have I seen Letterman so befuddled.

What do you think? PR ploy? Destructive urge to be idolized in death like brother River? Garden variety drug abuse? Just an asshole?

Letterman's best rejoinder: "I'm sorry you couldn't be here tonight."

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Re: Night Of The Joaquin Dead

Postby Grubendol » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:25 pm

Cults eff kids up. Good reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_of_God

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Re: Night Of The Joaquin Dead

Postby Learned » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:09 pm

He's been working on his music.

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Re: Night Of The Joaquin Dead

Postby supaunknown » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:30 pm

Props for a funny thread title!

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Re: Night Of The Joaquin Dead

Postby jjoyce » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:37 pm

I'm told he's working on some Andy Kauffmanesque thing with Casey Affleck. Whatever.

I thought Letterman fileted him nicely. It reminded me of the old days. If your schtick is to come on and make people uncomfortable, I believe Dave will serve you your lunch each and every time.

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Re: Night Of The Joaquin Dead

Postby Mean Scenester » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:13 pm

jjoyce wrote:If your schtick is to come on and make people uncomfortable, I believe Dave will serve you your lunch each and every time.

(see: Cher)

And what do you want to bet Phoenix gets name-checked in tonight's monologue or Top Ten List?

I mean, I'll bet McCain is still kicking himself for standing Dave up during the campaign. Letterman gleefully riffed on that for weeks.

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Re: Night Of The Joaquin Dead

Postby Stu Levitan » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:10 pm

Dave was at his best.

"So, what can you tell us about your days working with the Unibomber?"

"Yeah, we'll keep you in our Rolodex."

"We'd like to apologize to Farah Fawcett."

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Re: Night Of The Joaquin Dead

Postby narcoleptish » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:21 am

One little jab at him last night. If the Jonas kids were quick thinking they should have all walked out wearing fake beards and sunglasses.

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Re: Night Of The Joaquin Dead

Postby towanda » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:23 am

Wow. Maybe Joaquin's been forgetting his B-12 supplements.


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